Local author Kane Gilmore has a new novel out: Viking Tomorrow the first installment of his The Berserker Saga, co-authored with Jeremy Robinson.
Here’s what it’s about:
The world is barely holding on. A century after a series of apocalyptic events, humanity is struggling to survive. In the frigid north of Europe, living as their ancient Viking ancestors once did, the last tattered remnants of humankind have become barren. No new live births have occurred in over a decade. When the remaining population dies, the human race will end. But one man of the old sciences has found a way.
When a call goes out to the greatest fighters in the North, men capable of surviving a long journey and crushing any obstacle in their path, a young female berserker named Val takes up the challenge. With her eyes hidden behind red-lens goggles, she violently proves her worth, seizes control of a small band of fellow berserkers, and determines to claim her prize: the first glimmer of hope for a tomorrow.
Scavenging technology from the old world and the time before the annihilation, the group sets out south, marking the beginning of the Third Age of the Vikings. Almost immediately they are set upon by challenges the likes of which none of them have seen before. Mutated creatures and dangerous landscapes abound, while Val must prove her worth as a leader and keep her unruly men in line.
Traveling deep into the ruined wastes of Europe, the Vikings find themselves pursued by enemies determined to stop them at all costs. Attacked from without and betrayed from within, Val fights for the future, and if she fails, humanity fails along with her.
You can pick up the book on Amazon for $3.99 (or $13.49 in paperback).